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3 Strategic Takeaways from the Recent SAP Q3 Earnings Call
Earnings, S/4HANA, SAP 2 min read
3 Strategic Takeaways from the Recent SAP Q3 Earnings Call

And how they can inform your SAP roadmap On October 25, SAP released its third-quarter results. Said to be its “biggest rout in 24 years,” SAP Q3 earnings reveal a weak quarter with significant drop in cloud and license revenue compared to its projections. This, despite an uptick in the industry overall, with the increase […]

Third-Party Software Support for SAP: Hidden Savings
Business Driven Roadmap, iceberg, patches 2 min read
Third-Party Software Support for SAP: Hidden Savings

The oft-quoted Michael Porter has stated that the essence of strategy is knowing ‘what not to do!’ ─  it is as important as knowing what to do. How does this apply to maintenance for SAP and IT roadmap strategy? In a November 2019  survey conducted by Rimini Street, 79% of licensees said that they have […]

5 Questions on S/4HANA Migration — Answers for SAP Business Suite Licensees
2027, ECC 6, S/4HANA 3 min read
5 Questions on S/4HANA Migration — Answers for SAP Business Suite Licensees

SAP’s extension announcement of ECC 6.0 support from 2025 to 2027 is an apparent acknowledgment that SAP customers do not see value in a prompt migration to S/4HANA. Even prior to the pandemic, nearly 80% of SAP licensees planned to continue to run their current customized, mature SAP systems for five  additional years or more.1 […]

The Real Deadline to Consider Third-Party SAP Maintenance is September 30th
ERP, SAP, Third-party support 2 min read
The Real Deadline to Consider Third-Party SAP Maintenance is September 30th

In less than three weeks, customers of SAP enterprise software need to act if they wish to keep their options open for assessing better value support choices for the calendar year of 2020 and eliminate the risk of the planned end of full support for SAP ECC 6. Instead of being bound for yet another […]

S/4HANA: Exploring Three SAP Customer Roadmaps
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
S/4HANA: Exploring Three SAP Customer Roadmaps

Are you questioning your S/4HANA roadmap options? According to Gartner, “The complexity of the SAP S/4HANA roadmap, lack of clarity in industry-supported functions and the range of deployment options available (both on premises and Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS) mean that customers must spend more time selecting what is best for them, given that SAP has stated […]

Two-Thirds of SAP Licensees Surveyed Not Ready For S/4HANA
CIO Strategies, ERP, S/4HANA 3 min read
Two-Thirds of SAP Licensees Surveyed Not Ready For S/4HANA

Two-thirds of SAP licensees surveyed have no plans to migrate to S/4HANA, according to Rimini Street research. That’s true, despite SAP’s planned end of mainstream maintenance for Business Suite 7 and its core ECC6 ERP platform. The deadline puts pressure on CIOs decide their SAP roadmap and strategy for the next decade and beyond. They […]

Video: 5 Ways to Improve ERP Security
ERP, Oracle, SAP 4 min read
Video: 5 Ways to Improve ERP Security

If you are not worried about the security of your ERP system, you ought to be. Considering that ERP is the repository of much of a corporation’s most important customer and financial data, it’s scary how often the security of ERP systems is neglected. It happens for many reasons, including the organizational disconnect among different […]

The SAP S/4HANA Skills Crunch – How Bad Could It Get?
Cloud, ERP, S/4HANA 5 min read
The SAP S/4HANA Skills Crunch – How Bad Could It Get?

Our colleagues in Japan recently forwarded a series of SAP user group newsletter articles where the title of the series translates roughly into, “The Depression of SAP Users.” Why are they depressed? Likely, because they are being told they must hurry up and implement SAP S/4HANA before the deadline, when SAP says it plans to […]

What Can Oracle And SAP Customers Be Doing Instead Of Upgrading?
Cloud, ERP, Innovation 2 min read
What Can Oracle And SAP Customers Be Doing Instead Of Upgrading?

Are you facing a decision to upgrade your ERP? When meeting with businesses across the globe, the most common question I receive is “Is there value in upgrading my ERP application?” And my answer is this: 20 years ago, upgrades were important because new features and functionality were being introduced all the time based on […]

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